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Make sure you use a licensed gas fitter whenever you have gasfitting work done. Gasfitting is a skilled technical trade requiring extensive training to become competent. Gasfitting not completed to the required standards is a serious safety hazard. In Western Australia, only licensed gas fitters...
Gas installations
This page contains frequently asked questions on mobile phones. Can I get cancer from using my mobile phone? In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organisation) classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields ('microwave emissions'), such as those...
Mobile phones
Sun protection resources for outdoor workers Outdoor workers are at increased risk from skin cancer and damage to the eyes because they often spend long periods of time working outdoors year after year. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV)...
Environmental factors
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is still a cause of reduced quality of life for many metal workers. High noise levels with potentially damaging impact occur in many operations like grinding, punching, shearing, forming etc. Significant impact noises are also produced when handling material such...
Noise and vibration
The State of the Work Environment (SOWE) series is produced by the WorkSafe Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) with the assistance of WorkCover WA, to promote awareness of occupational safety and health in Western Australia. Previously, reports in the series...
Incident statistics
Industry benchmarks can be used for the evaluation of the occupational safety and health performance of organisations. Visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics for a full listing of the ANZSIC 2006 Edition (available free to download). ANZSIC 2006 Industry division and subdivision rates The latest...
Incident statistics
Western Australia Visit WorkCover WA website for Workers' Compensation in WA Statistical Report and other statistical information National Visit Safe Work Australia for the following: National On-line Statistical Database (NOSI) of National Workers' Compensation; Compendium of Workers’ Compensation...
Incident statistics
This page contains frequently asked questions on electricity. ​ What are the requirements for testing and tagging portable electrical equipment or a residual current device (RCD) for use on construction and demolition sites, and at other workplaces? For detailed information please see ‘ Guide to...
Electricity
People generally are aware that electricity can be dangerous. However, many people still take risks that can lead to harm. This is why reminders on the need to use electricity safely are required. Switches, power points and light fittings Damaged switches, power points and light fittings are...
Electrical installations
There are regulations relating to forklifts and loading docks. This page sets out what the regulations mean. Loading docks Many hazardous situations can arise when a forklift truck is being used. Hazards in relation to the condition of the forklift or in respect to the surface upon which the...
Forklifts

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers' Memorial Day is Thursday 28 April 2016. Download and display these posters in your workplace to help prevent future incidents and remember those...
WorkSafe
Poster
22 Apr 2016
The principles applied to maintaining the safety and health of all people associated and affected by our department.
Corporate
Policies
01 Jul 2016
This fact sheet looks at some common myths and facts about asbestos. MYTH: Crayons contain asbestos. This is true for identified brands of crayons but the risk is very low. The risk in these...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Sep 2015
WorkSafe is currently conducting an inspection campaign in the scrap metal industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues faced by your industry and to highlight the importance of...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 Mar 2015
In recent years, a significant number of fatalities and serious injuries in the metal fabrication industries have been caused by poor slinging practices when using overhead travelling cranes to move...
WorkSafe
Information
02 Feb 2015
In two separate recent incidents, workers in the scrap metal industry have received fatal injuries after being struck by falling loads. Both incidents involved using oxy-cutters to cut large pieces...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Jul 2016
There have recently been fatal and serious incidents in Western Australia in which a driver has reached into a vehicle from the outside to start the engine. The purpose of this alert is to raise...
WorkSafe
Alert
22 Mar 2016
The WA version of the Model Work Health and Safety Bill has been tabled in Parliament as a Green Bill for public consultation. On 12 November 2014 Ian Munns, Director of Policy and Education at...
WorkSafe
Information
26 Nov 2014
Use this easy-to-follow checklist to rate potential hazards and risks on your agricultural property and to help you control and prevent the risk of serious injury or disease.
WorkSafe
Checklist
18 Jan 2017
In 2014/15 WorkSafe WA is conducting a proactive inspection campaign focusing on the electrical, electronic and gas appliance retailing, with a view to improving safety within the industry. The...
WorkSafe
Checklist
21 Oct 2014

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